Virat Kohli rested for T20Is against B’desh, Samson gets call-up

The Indian national selectors named the T20I and Test squad for the series against Bangladesh on Thursday and skipper Virat Kohli has been rested for the T20I series and Rohit Sharma will lead the team in his absence. While Sanju Samson is the big inclusion in the squad, Rishabh Pant has still been retained as the primary keeper. The Test team sees no major change as Kuldeep Yadav has retained his place.

Samson’s name has been doing the rounds in recent times and with the World T20 up next year, the team management, as well as the selectors, are looking to keep options open as Pant is yet to cement his place in the team in the limited-overs format.

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